The always much-anticipated visit to the Tacchini stand was as always a highlight of the fair, together with Croatian brand, Prostoria, and their new releases proving to be equally as exciting.
After gaining global recognition creating interactive public installations, Croatian design collective Numen/ForUse were entrusted by Prostoria to execute the creative direction of their Salone del Mobile 2019 stand. As a result of their Polygon and Trifidae ranges, amongst others, Numen/ForUse have established a long-standing collaboration with Prostoria. The design trio presented a stand that converges experimental architecture and the introduction of their two new systems of modular lounging, Loop and Low Life.
Low Life is a modular system combining various backrest heights with three different seat depths providing a fully customised lounging experience. While Loop is a modular system creating a soft interior landscape. Seamlessly interconnected seats and ottomans unfold as a soft terrain of sloping surfaces conducive to relaxation, leisure and new ways of living and socialising. “Both projects, in a way, result from our research into the potential of novel interpretations of concepts related to informal space and unconventional social relations typical of the countercultural movements in the late 1960s,” explained designer Sven Jonke from the Numen/For Use collective.
Gaining inspiration from enduring Brazilian design, this year Tacchini introduced several collections to their offering, incorporating both re-issues of design classics as well as innovative new pieces.
The design of the new Sella Lounge and Armchair by Carlo de Carli is characterised by exposed walnut, striking belt detail and chrome finish highlights. An addition to Tacchini’s coffee and side table collection, the Joaquim Collection designed by Giorgio Bonaguro was inspired by Brazilian furniture design between the 1940s and 60s. Joaquim features a metal frame and tri-cut detail with tops and bases in two striking Italian marble finishes.
Adding to their Design Classics range, Tacchini re-issue the iconic Reversivel Chair and Costela Armchair by renowned designer, Martin Eisler. Originally designed in 1952, the fundamental element of the Costela armchair is the linear timber frame which hosts the seat and backrest creating a comfortable seated position. A design from 1955, the design of the Reversival chair enables it to be positioned in two formations, with the back element acting as a backrest or armrest.
The Tacchini Edizioni accessories range is enhanced by the addition of the Narciso Rug designed by Umberto Riva and the Mantiqueira Vases, constructed from recycled cardboard.